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Reverse: regret road crumbling (10)

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I believe the answer is:

retrograde

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Here is my best explanation:

'reverse' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'regret road crumbling' is the subsidiary indication.

'crumbling' indicates anagramming the letters.

'regret'+'road'='regretroad'

'regretroad' is an anagram of 'retrograde'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for retrograde that I've seen before include "Moving backwards", "degenerate", "Going back", "Declining", "Reverse", "inverse", "Reactionary", "Backward" and "turning back".)

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